Marcel Marchetti - Trumpet Teacher
Born in Antioch, California, Marchetti grew up in Tokyo Japan where he started at age two on violin before switching to trumpet age the age of 6 years old. Marchetti took to the trumpet quickly. "I found I had natural ability for playing the trumpet in the upper register at an early age." Marchetti credits his father and first trumpet teacher, Romano Marchetti, for molding his natural abilities into practical working skills.
In 1978 Marchetti’s father put him in the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp where he was a member for 6 years. In 1983 Marchetti went off to Michigan to attend the prestigious High School “Interlochen Center for the Arts”, Interlochen, Michigan. This opened the door to his college education where he studied at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. and received a bachelor’s degree in Studio Music where and Jazz Performance. In 1988, Marchetti landed the lead trumpet position with the Clouds of Miami Latin Pop Band. This quickly paved the way for his touring career that started with Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. His diverse musical ability to play screaming high trumpet parts and instantly turn around and play pretty melodic solos gave him the reputation of an all-around player who can do it all. This led him to move on to tour with such notables as The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Tony Bennett and Wynonna Judd to name just a few. As a sideman, Marchetti's list of CD credits reads like a who's who in Latin jazz and pop, running the stylistic gamut from Willie Charino, Oscar Deleon to Celine Dion and Faith Hill. Other stellar names include Take 6, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Sandi Patty, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Crystal, Gayle, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minelli and America just to list a few. Marchetti has worked on jingle sessions such as Ford, Eckerd Drugs, Coors and PGA Golf Tournaments.
In 1990, Marchetti decided to get off the road and moved to Orlando, FL. to work as a musician for Walt Disney World however in 1994, Marchetti found a his real calling to play music and joined the US Air Force where he spent a career of 20 years and held the position as the Lead Trumpet in the US Air Force Academy Jazz Band “Falconaires”. During his military career he circled the globe many times performing and was deployed 7 times around the globe to include Middle East and Asia. In 2012 Marchetti was named the winner of the “Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award” which was an award for being the top outstanding musician in the entire US Armed Forces Military Music Program. Marchetti retired from the US Air Force in 2014 and now lives in Oakley California. He’s a top first call musician in the San Francisco Bay Area in both live music as well in the studios plus teaches. He feels through teaching, it’s now time to pass on his knowledge and experience to the next generation.